Rocket Forward: You Launch Lives

191% of 1,650 Donor goal
This campaign ended on October 17, 2018, but you can still make a gift to The University of Toledo by clicking here!
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Aubrey Elizabeth photoAubrey Wonsetler Merkle gave $25 because 13 donors made a gift in 2 days

An Anonymous DonorCoach Jason Candle gave $1,000 because 100 donors made a gift in 1 day
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Any advocate who generates five donations will receive a UT car magnet.

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For every 10 donations generated, the advocate's name will be put into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 for The University of Toledo's Day of Giving, Rocket Forward: You Launch Lives.

Last year, the generosity of more than 1,600 alumni, students, faculty and staff members, and friends of the University raised more than $450,000. Collectively, your contributions changed lives!

In 2018, we are counting on everyone in Rocket Nation to join our 36-hour fundraising campaign to help students launch their UT educations and complete their degrees; to help faculty members continue research that impacts lives; to fund new drug therapies and medical advancements that improve patient care; and to support many UT programs across campus.  

UT Employees: Payroll deduction

Faculty and staff at UT may choose to make their gift via payroll deduction anytime between now and Oct. 17 by contacting Anna Mosler at or 419.530.5610, or Nancy Fenchel at or 419.530.5629.

Ways to Participate

  • Give to your favorite area at UT
  • Participate in social media challenges to help "win" more support for your college or UT organization
  • Spread the word: Share, Tweet, Retweet and Comment
  • Register to be an online advocate to spread the word and inspire others to give
  • Share your story or selfie using #rocketforward

For assistance with making your gift online, please contact the UT Foundation at 419.530.7730.


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